Menstrual cups?

WARNING! I talk about periods, menstrual cycles, and products in this blog so if you don’t wanna read it you don’t have to

So for this month, I have decided to ditch tampons and pads and try the menstrual cup and review it on here tell you my thoughts experience in detail about it, I have been doing my research and I’m in love it sounds like what Iv been waiting for!

I’m always a little nervous using tampons for the TSS (toxic shock syndrome)
Every time you use one your at risk of it if you leave it in longer than it says, Yer you may think “oh it won’t affected me” but what if it did? Iv chose personally not to use them anymore why should I have to use a sanitary item that’s $4 $8+ (and I have a heavy flow so it gets expensive) that has the risk to kill me every month, and they get uncomfortable, I find they dry up my “natural lady moistness” as for pads I can’t stand them! I hate using them, I only use them at night for sleeping. (you and I now have the choice to not use them now yay!), sitting/standing/laying in my own blood for hours is just Big NO….. I don’t like the feeling of being “wet” down there.

I’ll happily use a menstrual cup and empty it with without thinking twice it just a cup full of blood and I get some ladies can’t handle this thought but each to there own. Every lady has different thoughts on this subjected we each have our own style when it comes to shark week, some ladies will only use pads, others only tampons, then there are ladies like myself I was using both just to feel protected and not leak but now I’m going to try the menstrual cup and I really hope I like it and it works, it sounds like what Iv been dreaming about and waiting for this brings me to……

I’m in my mid 20’s and can’t believe iv just found out about menstrual cups why weren’t we shown/told about this in sex ed! they have been around since the 60’s and there are so many to choose from they all come in different colours, shapes, sizes, thickness, softness. When I was picking one I was a little overwhelmed by selection this is when I did my research I watched youtube videos from woman who reviews them and gave you their opinion, I read blogs, I made a menstrual board on Pinterest with a whole lot of information I just did a whole lot of reading and listing and few weeks that’s what I did then one day I just said fuck it ill try it and now I’m so excited…… just sitting around waiting for shark week to come

there are a few websites out there that sell them here is a short list:

Ruby Cup

Meluna menstrual cups

The Lunette

The Yukki Cup

The Diva cup

The Evacup

The Fleurcup

The Super Jennie

The Lena Cup

My Cup

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I have Pinterest and have been collecting info called and saving it to”The Menstrual cup” as I said above with all kinds of neat cool things about them, your welcome to check out and my other boards feel free to follow ill follow back, if you are thinking of trying it out do your research talk to your doctor, (cause it may not be for everyone!) i know if you are on some conception types it may not be for you so talk to your doctor I talked to mind about it cause I have heavy flows she said it would be way cheaper for me.

and another plus it last for years you only need one you can re-use it each month and you can have them in for 8-12 hours depending on your flow and their recommendation of the brand but each cup is different just make sure you read the instructions and iv heard the first time you insert it’s going to be tricky but you get used to it down the track practice makes perfect!

My Monday

Had a few too many wines last night so feeling it today! Get home drop my job application off waiting to hear back this week yay! Working in a Lab.

Go back home tink is over the moon to see me its only been two days but feel like forever when I’m away from her. So gypsy and her are all happy I’m home, Monday’s I clean my bird’s cage so I let them out in my room while I go and clean their cage they love out of the cage time get to fly around and explore. Cage is all clean bring it back input some food on top and water and fruit and some veggies for them to eat threw out the day till bedtime later tonight.

My birds are flying around in my room exploring everything getting into trouble little shits ….. I try to take a nap in the afternoon…… that’s not happening I have birds walking over me, screaming over me on my headboard, playing in my hair …Yer I’m not napping today.

So I get up and go to YouTube and put some relaxing classical music on sure enough my birds start singing and start relaxing its chill time…..so I thought chicken and Turkey decided that their seed is better on the carpet than on top of the cage in a bowl and there they are kicking seed onto the carpet and jumping down and Eating it. Oh boy my birds can be a**holes some days but I love them and wouldn’t change anything 😍😄

Goodbye Bi*ch Pop Hello Wine

I love a glass a wine after a long week on a Friday evening, just kicking off the shoes and just watching crap tv and just enjoy the wine and relaxing, sometimes I will even have a girlie night and have a bubble bath with candles and bring a bottle in with me, while I unwind from the weeks workload…. its the weekend now time to relax.

1st time {Wine-1 Me- 0}

I never thought I’d like wine, I had it once before it was gross. The wine I had tried was this cheap dry very bitter box white wine, I got dragged along to a mutual friends birthday party I didn’t really know her, she was more my friend’s friend so it was a little awkward… but hey free food! she had the beer for the guys and wine for the ladies but it was her favourite wine so that all she thought to buy for her party was 4 different boxed wine and beers for the guys. I was happy to have beer over wine but before I could get a beer a glass of wine was shoved in my hand and I didn’t want to be rude so I accepted the glass and my lord it was something else, I can’t even describe it, it was horrible, I’d got through half a glass turn back to the person I was talking to turn around and my glass it had magically filled up!! I think it had 3-4 glass and I have never felt so ill and the hangover the next day was horrible. so that put me off wine.

2nd Time {Wine-0 Me-1}

I’m at my Besties house we are having a girls night cause she is having drama lama’s with her “boy thing” she offers me a glass of this deep red wine in this fancy big fishbowl wine glass (Oh No!) and she knows I’m not a fan of wine but she insisted I try it she hounding me to try it saying “wine can be nice it fixes everything! it’s not like the shit wine you told me you had this is different” (In my head I’m thinking how does wine fix everything it gets you DRUNK my vodkas do the same thing) anywho so I said to myself fuck it!…. This is where I made a mistake in judgment (i’m completely soba btw) now this glass is much bigger then it looks and I thought….. but this did not stop me for I had a plan! not a very good plan I must say……The plan was to skull it there for I won’t taste it and I’d gets it over and done with cause ill probably hate it anyway its wine. So bottoms up!……and up…. and up. Turns out there was a lot more wine in this fishbowl glass than I expected about two full glass and I just skulled it… I put the wine glass down as I’m putting it down in grabbing my lemonade drink to wash down the wine till I cant taste it.

My friend just looks at me with an “oh shit” look and said ill get you a set before you fall I said “ill be fine” she looks at me and say “your 4ft8 and you just skulled 2 full glass of wine witch is going to smack you in the face” she gets me a set and demand I sit down and brings out snacks (cause I love to snack when I’m drinking) I started to feel so warm & happy I tend to get happy and talkative when tipsy but this warm feeling is new and it didn’t take me long to start chatting away, We are talking about her drama lamas and by now the wine is kicking in HEELLOOO!! I just look her dead in the eye and say “im drunk what did you do to me, you witch” she look at me and say “I told you so shouldnt of skulled the wine love” Im snacking away and drinking my lemonde and starting to feel human again she going on about the her “boy thing” an hours past shes talking away I rolled my eyes cause iv had enough of her talking about this dick head! and turn my head im to distracted to reply cause iv spoted the wine and im intrigued and I want to try it again she see’s me looking at it and say “ill get it if you legit teaste it” I smiled and nodded and said ok a little to fast and happy to witch she relpyed “you must be drunk” witch I wasnt I was only rather tipsy!

The smart ass gave me a shot glass and filled it half way and said “Don’t waste good wine by shotting its! wine is to be enjoyed not slaughtered by skulling” to which I replied “yeah right they are only grapes in a bottle cant be that good” this did not stop me from sipping the wine and letting it linger on my taste buds. To my surprise, it wasn’t bitty nor was it dry but it was sweet and fruity it was really good I thought all wine was just dry bitterness. I never thought wine could tease so indulging I asked her everything about it and if there were more sweet wines like this amazingness in a bottle to my horror there is!!! so much more so many kinds of wines.

So that was when I started to enjoy wine, The wine that had converted me was an Australian wine called BandRock Station Crimson Cabernet I think I have tried all of the bandrock rang beside the Chardonnay (I’m not dry crisp kinda girl) they have this amazing summer fruits rang its wonderful I highly recommend them amazing on a hot day so refreshing and fruity, I have started to explore new wines different brands from different country I’m trying to be adventurous when it comes to wine this year steping out of my comfort zone, iv even though about joining a wine club who though ther was wine club….. but im still debatating this.

None of my close friends drink wine they drink bourbon and vodka. So I’m the only wine drinker in our ground of 3 I offer them a glass every time hoping they would say yes but they never do, so I’m on the hunt to find a new friend to join our group who drinks wine!!

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My First Bird Love At First Sight

I never thought I would own a pet bird, until one day 19 year old me had a lunch date and catch up with at the time “best friend” {lets call her Spud }as I’m sitting down and talking away I could hear this chirping but could not see where it was coming from, so I asked her where the chirping was coming from, that’s when she told me to go outside and have a look. There sitting next to a table on the ground was a little cage was a rather small gray black and white face bird singing away to itself, I had no idea what kinda bird it was but it sure is a cute little thing singing away. I spent a good 15 minutes just watching it flap and chirp away I was filled with joy and happiness watching this small gray bird sing away, I walked up to it and said hello not to get to close or make it freak out but to let it know I was there, it stood there and tilted its head and looked at me and then went crazy in its cage flapping around, I wasn’t to close for it to feel threatened, I suddenly stepped back and gave it more room.

That’s when Spud comes out and said “just hit the cage it will stop” I turned around and snapped at her and said No! I was shocked to what she just said, I know nothing about birds but I new hitting the cage was not the right thing or answer, she must have heard how shocked I was to hear her say that, I asked why it was outside she said cause it was too loud and wouldn’t shut up. I turned back to look at the cage in-depth there was no water and a little bit of bread on the bottom of the cage, the cage itself looked too small for it, I asked what she had been feeding it since she got it she said just white breed I didn’t know what this little guy/girl ate but I felt like it wasn’t bread. I knew right then and there I wanted to help this bird so I got a little container while Spud was out of the room and filled it with water I knew it would freak out but I had to get some water in the cage, so I very slowly and softly opened up the small door, sure enough, it freaked out I placed the water down closed the door and gave it space, a few minutes passed I stood there and waited while Spud told me why she got it.

Her daughter saw it and wanted it and threw a tantrum so she asked her friend if she could take it. So she now has this bird doesn’t know what to do with it? shes had it for almost a month now Spud told me the first time she tried to feed it screamed and it gave her a fright and it went all downhill from there for the bird, as Spud is not an animal person infact I can remeber her saying she hates animal, she was scared it would bite her daughter or make her sick so she put it outside and that’s where it stayed, I knew this little guy/girl needed help but I couldn’t just take it as she got it for her daughter but I knew this was not the right home for it. I looked back and the bird he/she was looking at the water and slowly come down and started to drink this made me smile.

That’s when Spud said she was going to let it fly away while her daughter was at daycare, without even thinking I said id take it the words couldn’t come out of my mouth any faster. Spud just looked at me and said ok with a strange look on her face (as I had just word vomited yes to taking a bird I know nothing about) I said I could pick it up later tonight when her daughter was asleep she said yes that’s fine So I said goodbye and rushed home and researched as much as I could.

So off I went to go get this bird, I pick it up bring it home set it on the table it’s just me and the bird I get my laptop and sit down and start doing my homework, turns out he’s a he and he’s about a year old or older and is called a budgie & they eat seed to fruit and veggies and can talk and come in a lot of colours and are social birds.

Three-four weeks have passed and iv moved him into a larger cage with toys and he has seed and fresh veggies and some fruit for a treat once a week and water he has a name and is now known as storm he singing and dancing and sings when I sing. He lives inside where he can see everything I do and see the dog walking around. He’s no longer scared of me and eats out of my hand but won’t step up yet but I know it will take time.

I’m house sitting while the father is away overseas I haven’t told him I have a pet bird but he’s pretty good with surprises. So I’m out walking gypsy when I get a text from dad I didn’t know he’d be home he never told me when he would be home so I got a text saying “I’m home and there is a bird…..” so I get home and the gypsy is going mental dads home!!!! I stand next to storm and dad just stands there and looks at him and say’s “cute little birdie what kinda bird is it ( this is him testing me if I’m worthy of keeping storm) I lay everything I no about what iv learned about budgies he smiles and says ok. So storm joins the family he was with us for 3 years when he crossed over the birdie rainbow, that little bird stole my heart and he would not be the last bird too.

I never knew I would become so in love with birds, over the years iv wanted more and craved more but the timing was wrong I was working too much and didn’t have the time, I’m now 26 I recently have gotten 2 budgies chicken (blue) and turkey (green)two budgies both males and the sweeties little guys ever. I have to stop myself when I see the bird for sale cause I just want them all.

The Journey Begins

Hello There!

Welcome to my Lil world of adventures.

About me:

{Childhood Days} My name is Lil I was born in Austraila but grew up and live in the wonderful New Zeland I grew up in NZ, I grew up in the far north, where it was only me and my father he was a farmer but is now retired. I was a country girl from a young age and still am now in my mid 20’s. we had all the farm animals you could think of over the years of living on the farm, we lived in a harbor on the west coast of the far north island on the waterfront of this quite hidden Gem I called home. On the weekend id go fishing, hunting, walking, and swimming, with my friend who lived just around the corner (literally).On weekdays I was up at 6 to get ready to go catch the bus to go to school not more than 80 kids maybe even less. School holidays I would go and stay with my cousins (5 of them) down in Napier, to be “socialized” I called it I didn’t mine I loved it down there, they are my sisters and brother but I did miss doing what I do best which was running amuck and been a wild child and been free with my friends back home, I was brought up as an only child so having my cousins around was full on never a dull moment when I stayed, so many fights and tears and screaming. My auntie is the BEST cook I shit you not her cooking is amazing and still is to this very day my favorite. I moved down and did some schooling in Napier. few years past and my cousin moved to Hamilton when I was about 13 I moved in with them and on school holidays went back home to the farm so it was like a boarding school but with family.

{TheTeen years}Dad sold the farm when I was 14, my father his new wife myself and the family dog move over to live in Austraila, sunshine coast Qld, I did my high schooling there I made and meet some amazing people while living there. Life over on the sunny coast was wonderful, sure there are snakes, spiders the size of dinner plants but it was worth the little scares once and awhile and it didn’t stop me from sneaking out at night running down the driveway in pitch black I don’t know how I didn’t see or get bit or step on a snake. we lived on a small rose farm in Eumundi where I grew a love for horse’s iv never had one before that when father brought me palomino I started horse riding with my best friend who is a crazy horse lady.

I spent 4 years living in Australia and it was the best 4 years of my life so far I love going back and seeing everyone and catching up on a holiday, we left Aussie in 2009.

{Adulting} Now making a life for myself in NZ since iv been back I have done some studied manly hospitality and found a new passion for floristry (dream job) was living for a few years in Hamilton where I did a floristry course I loved every moment of it now have move to the bay of plenty where I am currently started to start writing I don’t know if this would be read or not I don’t mine really

so that’s me in a nutshell if you wanna know more welcome to ask.

Thanks for joining me, until next time